Welcome to MathSport International

MathSport International organizes biennal conferences dedicated to all topics where mathematics and sport meet. The next MathSport International meeting is scheduled for 26-28 June, 2023, and will take place in Budapest (Hungary). This will be an on-location meeting (unless the pandemic forces us to consider another format), hosted by Corvinus University. It will be the 10th conference in Europe that brings together Maths and Sport.

Previous conferences have been organised by the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications (IMA), KU Leuven, Loughborough University, University of Padova, Athens University of Economics and Business, and University of Reading. More information about previous conferences can be found here.

We invite you to check out the EURO working group OR in Sports, and register for free membership.


econometrics in sport; optimal tournament design and scheduling; competitive strategy; match outcome models; decision support systems; analysis of sporting technologies; analysis of rules and adjudication; performance measures and models; optimisation of sports performance; mathematics education and sport; computationally intensive methods; financial valuation in sport.

The term sport is interpreted liberally here and includes: games and pastimes, gambling, lotteries, and general fitness and health-related activities.

Publishing your research on Mathematics and Sports?

Tim Swartz has written the very helpful text "Where Should I Publish My Sports Paper?", where several issues that are relevant to publishing in the field of sports analytics are discussed. Potential publication outlets are identified, some summary statistics are given, and some experiences and opinions are provided.

The MathSport committee:

Dries Goossens Ghent University
Phil Scarf University of Salford
Marco Ferrante University of Padova
Dimitris Karlis Athens University of Economics and Business
Ruud Koning University of Groningen
Stephanie Kovalchik Victoria University
Ioannis Ntzoufras Athens University of Economics and Business
Alun Owen Coventry University
James Reade University of Reading
Frits Spieksma TU Eindhoven
Ray Stefani California State University, Long Beach


For further information, please contact us at info@mathsportinternational.com.